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  • EU Energy Council, Brussels 4 March 2014

    In advance of the forthcoming Energy Council in Brussels on 4 March, I am writing to outline the agenda items to be discussed. There will be two policy debates at the Council. The first will be on the Commission’s communication on energy prices and costs in Europe, which analyses the impact of the decarbonisation of the energy sector on energy prices for households and industry. The ...

  • EU scientists confirm bio-energy accounting error

    A major carbon accounting flaw in EU legislation whereby biofuels used in transport and biomass used for power generation are counted as ‘zero emissions’ will have “immense” consequences for the environment. This is the key finding of a report published on Friday by the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, a top EU advisory body (1) The report warns ...

  • EU Sets 2030 climate and energy goals

    A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Britain aims to rule the waves again

    (AXcess News) London - Britain prided itself on ruling the waves in the 19th century; they might once again in the 21st century. But not with its Navy. This time, Britain's chosen vessels are new technologies that convert the pounding of the waves and the ebbing of tides into the thrum of electricity. While still years behind other alternative-energy forms, wave and tidal power systems are ...


    By Axcess News

  • Preparation for EU Environment Council, 3 March 2008

    The first Environment Council under the Slovenian presidency will take place in Brussels on 3 March 2008. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas will represent the European Commission. The Council will hold policy debates on the Climate Action and Renewable Energy (CARE) package presented by the Commission in January and the proposed Regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars. It is also ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Renewable energy distributed through integrated Europe-wide grid

    A new report makes recommendations on how to develop a fully integrated, pan-European grid that can secure reliable electricity for the future while incorporating more renewable energy. The EU has set a target which states that a 20 per cent share of energy should come from renewable sources by 2020 1. Electricity systems will have to incorporate more renewable energy from a variety of sources, ...

  • Energy efficient lighting SME first UK company to be verified by EU green technology scheme

    An Edinburgh-based SME has become the first UK company to have its product's performance claims verified under an EU pilot scheme. Greengage Lighting Ltd, branded as 'AgriLamp', has achieved verification of the performance claims of its energy efficient ALIS (AgriLamp Induction System) lighting product through the European Commission's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot scheme. The ...

  • EU seeks balanced progress to advance climate action at Warsaw conference

    At the UN climate change conference on 11-22 November in Warsaw the European Union is seeking a balanced package of decisions to advance international climate action. The decisions need to enhance the implementation of climate measures already agreed, advance work on deepening cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions before 2020 and prepare the ground for the adoption by 2015 of a new ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Greening the gas grid – critical issues workshop, renewable biomethane

    The European Commission strategy for energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond is targeting CNG, LNG and biogas/biomethane to increase European energy diversity and energy security.  The European Commission, in its Communication to the European Parliament, Council, and the Committee of the Regions lays the groundwork for its Energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond ...


  • Continued EU/UN negotiations needed as new UN climate agreement gets under way

    The European Union will be pressing for solid progress when formal negotiations to draw up a new United Nations climate change agreement start on 31 March in Bangkok, Thailand. The week-long meeting marks the first negotiating session since the UN climate conference in Bali last December decided to conclude the agreement by the end of 2009. The new agreement is intended to take effect once the ...

  • Securing Britain’s Energy Future

    INTRODUCTION It’s an honour to be asked to give the inaugural Annual International Energy Lecture here at the UCL Energy Institute. And I’m delighted to be making the speech today, when Royal Assent has been given to the Energy Bill – so we now have the Energy Act 2013. Thanks to any of you who’ve helped in its birth. Now in June 2014 the Institute ...

  • Green power, energy & corporate transformation

    Some already established companies are proving to be particularly adept change artists, capitalizing on the green and clean tech trends to craft and carry out corporate strategies that transform their organizations from the top-down and from the bottom-up. Many are found in Europe, where new EU laws and regulation are establishing new ground rules for the energy and power industries. Ireland’s ...

  • Speech to the CBI Energy Conference 2014

    Introduction The last speech I gave - last week at the launch of Smart Energy UK - I was followed at the podium by Sir Bob Geldof – who gave a typically forceful, engaging and…..shall we say….colourful…speech. Today I’m being followed by Fatih Birol, from the IEA. I’m sure he’ll give an engaging speech too - though I’m not ...

  • Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme Roadshow

    Introduction Thank you all for coming. This beautiful building we are in today has quite a rich history – for most of its life as a military club but since the 70’s as the home of the Institute of Directors. I am also told it is licensed to hold weddings and civil ceremonies. Which is quite apt for what we are here to discuss today – ...

  • EC presents energy security, solidarity and efficiency proposals

    The European Commission has proposed a wide-ranging energy package which gives a new boost to energy security in Europe, supporting the 20-20-20 climate change proposals which should be agreed by December. The Commission puts forward a new strategy to build up energy solidarity among Member States and a new policy on energy networks to stimulate investment in more efficient, low-carbon energy ...

  • Energy: Commission releases €750 million for infrastructure projects

    The first call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to help finance key trans-European energy infrastructure projects is open. A total of €750 million will be made available for first priority projects mainly in the gas and electricity sectors. These projects will address security of supply issues and help bring an end to the energy isolation of some Member States. They ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • EC welcomes final adoption of Europe`s climate and energy package

    With this week's vote in the European Parliament on the climate and energy package, the EU has finalised a deal that will help Europe transform into a low-carbon economy and increase energy security. Fully in line with the Commission's proposals in January 2008, agreement has been reached on legally binding targets, by 2020, to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, to establish a 20% share for ...

  • Charles Hendry`s speech to the CBI Energy Conference

    It is a year in which we have seen the energy landscape change beyond recognition. If you look back just 15 months, we have had Macondo and what that has meant in terms of oil and gas exploration; the crisis in the Middle East and what this has meant for our oil and gas security; Fukushima and what that means in terms of our nuclear safety; and Germany saying they will not only have no new ...

  • Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

    The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty. The Wind Power Poland 2016 event is organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association and is supported by EWEA. GE and Vestas are headlining as the two event ambassadors. Poland’s wind market was one of the strongest performers last year ...


    By WindEurope

  • Enhesa Launches Service to Assist Companies with the European Energy Efficiency Audit Requirements

    Thousands of companies in Europe need to complete energy efficiency audits of their operations by December 5, 2015. The 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive establishes the requirement that all companies with over 250 employees, and with annual revenues exceeding EUR 50 million or with a budget exceeding EUR 43 million per year, must hold a valid energy audit report no later than December ...

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